Originally Posted by Kimio
...Not to say that there will be another AWB (Though of course that is a concern for many) I was wondering if that's legally acceptable to just have a registered receiver that was slated to become an SBR but would remain bare until a later time....
There's no way to guess.
Whether or not doing what you are considering would be permissible or helpful in the [currently unlikely] event of a new AWB would depend on the exact terms of the law. Since nothing is even on the table at this point, we have no way of know what those terms might be.